Kenya

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
33
(2022)

Notes: Numbers signify laws passed by the Senate

Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
88
(2017-08 - 2017-12)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
0
(2017-08 - 2017-12)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
88
(2017-08 - 2017-12)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
0%
(2017-08 - 2017-12)
Dates of the previous legislature
28 Mar 2013 to 07 Aug 2017
(2017-08 - 2017-12)
Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislation
The legislation cannot be adopted unless both chambers agree

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
Yes

Sources: Constitution, Article 115.

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
0
(2022)

Notes: If the President sends a bill back to Parliament with reservations, the Parliament may pass the same bill a second time, with or without amendments to accommodate the President's reservations by two-thirds of members of the National Assembly and by two-thirds of the delegations in the Senate (in the case it is a bill that requires the approval of the Senate).

Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Parliament

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

No information available

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No